Isakson: Worst Vote of My Senate Career Was Confirming Eric Holder

• June 3, 2013 11:00 pm


Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) said he was wrong to ever vote to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder Monday on Fox News, saying Holder's credibility was ruined in the wake of the investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen and he was unworthy of his position.

Holder is being investigated for perjuring himself during Congressional testimony that he would not prosecute members of the press to disclose information. Soon after he made those remarks, reports emerged that he signed off on search warrants for Rosen's email and phone records during the investigation of a leak about North Korea's nuclear program.

"I did my due diligence," Isakson said. "Turned out I was wrong and everything that's happened since that has proven that I was wrong. Any time I'm wrong, I like to admit it just like Eric Holder ought to do in terms of investigations of the press. He made two inconsistent statements about the press. Whatever the case might be, he said on the one hand he would never do something like that and then on the other hand, it turns out he signed the warrants on James Rosen at Fox, and he ought to admit to that. It's ruined his credibility in terms of being Attorney General."